What is Ayurveda?
Ayurveda is the sister science of yoga and originated in India about 5,000 years ago. It is considered to be the mother of all healing systems. Ayurveda is a holistic system of medicine. The word Ayurveda means the wisdom or knowledge of life and Longevity. So Ayurveda looks like the whole person and understands the Interconnectedness and the importance of the health of one’s Body, Mind, and Spirit. Unlike conventional medicine, which is a disease-based approach and looks to cure the symptoms. Ayurveda looks at the whole person and looks to address the root cause of the disease or the imbalance. And so when one implements the recommendations of Ayurveda, the symptoms disappear and one creates perfect health.
From the Ayurvedic perspective, anything that gets stuck in the body creates stagnation and stagnation creates the lack of flow of Prana or life force. And without good life force flowing we become ill, not well, disconnected from all the terms you want to use there. So the goal is to open all the channels up to get everything flowing to loosen things up and to begin to remove the kind of sludge the Ayurvedic treatments usually are coupled with oil and massage and usually some kind of heat. so you’ll have some sort of Sweating tools for sweating and there are different devices that are used. Sometimes their sweating tools go over the whole table. Sometimes they’ll sweat boxes. Sometimes it’s just hot towels or you know, a hot rap of some sort, but the movement of the lymph and the getting the blood circulation all that happening with the massage itself will loosen things up and if they need to you know, leave the body and sweat is one of the best ways for it to leave the body once it’s been you know stimulated. So it is a combination. It’s a very classical combination in Ayurveda.
The Ancient Science of Ayurveda goes back 5,000 years. Veda is rooted in the teachings that all life is connected. We are not separate from nature and we are not separate from each other. The gift of this teaching in our modern world gives us an opportunity to reharmonize ourselves, our bodies, our minds, and our Spirits with these teachings that support people living in balance in all aspects of our lives. It’s such an honor to talk about Ayurveda & Ayurvedic Massage because Ayurveda is such a vast topic and a vast subject. Ayurveda involves not just massage and polarity and aromatherapy and skincare but also relates to surgeries and yoga science and medical, the whole medical field, the whole medical science of Ayurveda. And Ayurvedic massage involves helping to create balance by removing excess doshas in the body by reminding ourselves. And the people that we work with that we are all more than our physical bodies and that we are amazing incredible vast entities that have the ability to experience Miracles when we do what is natural and we live in harmony with ourselves, ourselves, spirits, and our environment.
1. Akashi Tarpanam: (Ayurvedic Eye Massage By Oil)
Akashi Tarpanam is an Ayurvedic Massage procedure in which medicated oil or plain ghee is retained in the eyes for a fixed time. The eye is one of the most important sense organs situated in the head. The eye is important because it can also coordinate with the rest of the sense organs as well as the mind. so it has a bigger role in the functioning of the rest of the sense organs and it is a sense organ with which we are primarily interacting with the outer world. Hence, the importance of the eye can be kept in a very healthy state by Ayurvedic Massage. This procedure is to ensure that the health status of the eye is maintained in normal conditions as well as last in deceased States. This ayurvedic massage using cow’s ghee, which is used as the best nourishing food item since time immemorial. This will be nourishing the overall structure of the eye and functionally the eye is dominant with Agni, which is responsible for the illumination of the eye. The functional plane is also very good for the Agni. Hence, This ayurvedic massage procedure using Ghee to improve the nourishment of the eye.
2. Shiro – Abhyanga (Ayurvedic Head Massage)
Shiro-Abhyanga is a method of application of the medicated oil on the scalp followed by a massage in specific directions. This will be generally improving circulation on the scalp, and it isn’t good for the brain and nervous system as a whole.
Application of oil to the scalp, followed by a massage and specific direction is known by the main Shiro Abhyanga. The guest is allowed to sit in a comfortable position. The oil Should be slightly warm. gingerly oil, Coconut oil or medicated oil could be used. Oil on the scalp gently with the fingertip. This procedure has to be done for 20 minutes. Apply different strokes. So that the oil is absorbed completely. Massage in a specific direction improves blood circulation depending upon the Prakriti or constitution of a person. With fingertips in a small circular motion. the benefits of Shiro – Abhyanga is that it helps in reducing gray hair, hair fall, improve sleep, and prevents dryness of the scalp. After Shiro – Abhyanga avoid applying oil When there is a cold or cough,.do not expose to the sun. Avoid Cold beverages and sleeping with wet hair, heavy meals, day sleep & And physical exertions. Apply the fresh strokes so that oil is absorbed completely.
And physical exertion has to be limited treatment. This procedure has to be done for 20 minutes. massage in a specific direction improves blood circulation, depending upon the constitution of a person chunks complete. After 20 minutes, wash the hand with a dry pad.
3. Katvasti (Ayurvedic Spinal Massage)
Katvasti in words specially prepared warm herbal oil, being poured over the low back and retain inside of black gram paste boundary for the required duration as prescribed. The healing properties of herbal oil used for Kativasti deeply cleanses and enriches the blood. Builds and Maintains strong muscles and connective tissues and lubricates the joints keeping them flexible and pain-free.
This Ayurvedic Massage therapy alleviates lower back conditions like lumbar spondylitis, interconvertible disc collapses, and lower back pain.
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